Is it really that time again? I guess so. Pre-Emptive Strike Thursday it is!


Title: The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor.

Pre-Thoughts: Well, this is obviously the big-name movie coming out this weekend. I'll admit, I'm a fan of the first two movies. I think they're a lot of fun. However, this one seems like it might suffer from, as I've stated before, SequeLItus (when a sequel of a movie adds Jet Li and a mostly unneeded Kung Fu element to whichever series it is... usually ending up with a bad and/or mediocre movie). The movie also looks to rely heavily on a rather pathetic attempt at CGI. I'm really not sure about this movie at all. However, the Half-Blood Prince teaser trailer is premiering on the big screen before it, so I'm going anyway.

Stop Saying Okay! Okay.

Title: Swing Vote.

Pre-Thoughts: This is the other 'big' movie coming out this weekend, although it really only started its advertising process about a month ago, it seems. It looks cute, though predictable (I figure he'll tell the other guys to forget it and run for office himself. Either that, or Kelsey Grammer wins). Overall, though, I think it'll be an interesting film, and Kevin Costner looks good in it. Not to mention that the child actress seems like she can act, and she'll probably become the next Abigail Breslin (or, to a lesser extent, the next AnnaSophia Robb).

I Am McLovin!

The Midnight Meat Train.

Seriously? That's the best title you could come up with? I know it's based on a Clive Barker story and all, and the man is respectable, but that's just lame. And the movie looks equally lame (another tiring slasher flick to add to the list). However, it's only limited release, so it's not coming out here. Even if it were, I'd probably skip it.

The Zed Word


  1. SequeLItus. Brilliant.

    The entire Star Wars prequels suffered from that, but don't get me started (though I guess I kind of got myself started. Nevermind.).

  2. The Star Wars prequels had Jet Li and unnecessary Kung Fu?

  3. I was expanding the definition to any series that unneccesarily adds kung fu/karate/whatever (Jet Li optional).


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